THE Launceston City Council will release a future land use study on North Bank, which proposes river edge development, a Lindsay Street homemaker centre, and transformation of the area's former woolsheds into an event space.
The council yesterday voted to release a study conducted by David Lock and Associates to identify opportunities for private and public investment, key development sites, and North Bank's future look.
The study recommends:
Development of a river edge tourist precinct.
A homemaker centre for bulky goods retailers and car yards that incorporates the new Bunnings warehouse on Lindsay Street.
Retaining the character of houses east of Goderich Street and to investigate residential uses for commercial property owners within this precinct.
Retaining the commercial precinct on Invermay Road and Dry Street.
The study follows the council's North Bank redevelopment concept, which is open to public comment until this Friday through its Your Voice Your Launceston website.
Deputy Mayor Jeremy Ball said he hoped that future consultation over a raft of master plans, starting with the Greater Launceston Plan, would be broadened online on to Facebook.
The future land use study comes as the area's flood protection is bolstered.
Launceston Flood Authority general manager Andrew Fullard said the city's levee system was to be structurally complete by Christmas.
He said a new $1.5 million levee to protect the new Silos hotel would start soon after, for completion in May, as would a range of bike trails and pedestrian walkways along several completed levees.